Join the Teaching Artists Training Institute

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Join the Teaching Artists Training Institute


At YOLA’s National Symposium in mid-October, a panel of program leaders discussed the question, “What is your single greatest need?” Each one of them responded the same way: “Better training and professional development for our teachers.” This problem challenges programs everywhere, no matter how long they’ve been around.

A new initiative from the Paul M. Angell Family Foundation (IL), Miami Music Project (FL), and Play On Philly (PA) seeks to address this issue in our field. The new Teaching Artists Training Institute (TATI) aims to provide faculty from El Sistema-inspired and community music programs across the country with skills to critically prepare, execute, and reflect on their teaching techniques. They hope to create a unified approach to ensemble-based music learning experience, leading to greater consistency and effective practices in the classroom. Applying is easy, and you can even nominate a teaching artist who may not be aware of this opportunity; just visit to learn more. And don’t hesitate, as the deadline to apply is November 12 at 11:59 p.m. EST.


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